Da’Quan Marcell Love, the only child of Ms. Mary Love and Mr. Jesse Spearman was born and raised by a village of relatives and family friends in Henrico County, Virginia.
Da’Quan is currently a senior and Dean’s List scholar at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. There he majors in Political Science and minors in Leadership Studies at the renowned William R. Harvey Leadership Institute.
His natural and proven leadership abilities are exhibited through various campus organizations such as: the Chapel Assistant's Ministry and Hampton University Debate Team. Da’Quan has also served as a Residential Assistant, member of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate, manager of the Hampton University Little Theatre, and member of the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Training Program. On April 12, 2013, Da'Quan was elected as the Student Government Association President of Hampton University.
Da’Quan acknowledged and accepted his social responsibility to the fight for civil rights of all people at a young age. He is a Life Member of the NAACP. He has served on the local and state levels of the NAACP in various capacities including four years of service as the President of the Richmond, Virginia Youth Council and three years as treasurer of the Hampton University College Chapter. Da’Quan was unanimously elected President of the Virginia State NAACP Youth and College Division on October 29, 2011. During his two year-term serving as Virginia’s top NAACP youth officer, he was widely credited with increasing Virginia's youth and college membership, reactivating 10+ defunct youth units, and developing a model program of training and mobilizing young people in the Association.
Da'Quan currently serves as a member of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP. Sworn-in and seated on October 19, 2013, he represents the youth and college constituency of NAACP's Region VII. His region is composed of NAACP units in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the NAACP National Youth Work Committee, providing oversight for the programmatic thrust of the organization’s more than 600 youth and college units.
Da’Quan is known for being an avid believer of organizational policies and procedures, frank about issues, and loyal to the causes that receive his support. Da’Quan aspires each day to achieve his personal mission to “Empower and Uplift others through Service, Leadership and Excellence.”